View Full Version : [kubuntu] KDM for KDE4

May 2nd, 2008, 07:08 AM

Recently upgraded to Hardy by network. Installed kubuntu-kde4-desktop.

It had been using the KDM from KDE3 and I was able to boot into KDE4. (I literally can't use KDE3 because every time I boot into it it makes a horrible loud whining noise.) But whenever I exit, it goes back to the hardware text mode. KDM does not restart. Also, when I click the Switch User feature in KDE4, it just brings up the Run Application dialog as though I pressed Alt-F2!

I'm trying to convert to KDM in KDE4 hoping that will fix the issues. But, even when I set /etc/X11/default-display-manager to /usr/bin/kdm-kde4, when I try to start kdm-kde4 I get:

Not starting K Display Manager (kdm-kde4); it is not the default display manager.

Hopefully I can find something workable. I really need the Switch User feature, which worked fine in Feisty and Gutsy.


Xiong Chiamiov
May 2nd, 2008, 08:36 AM
What about when you run

sudo dpkg-reconfigure kdm4

May 2nd, 2008, 01:25 PM
What about when you run

sudo dpkg-reconfigure kdm4

You mean "kdm" or "kdm-kde4"? Tries both of those, selected KDM and KDM4 from the menu, and no change. Should probably file it in Launchpad.